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dtrader98 Dec 10th, 2008 06:14 PM

How long does AVG take to scan?
 
Is it just me, or is the scan computer time taking horrifically long on the newest AVG?

I am looking at today's scan; so far 3 hours have lapsed and it is still going. Experienced users: does that seem normal for 2 drives at 80+ something gigs ea?

It seems to me that on the older AVG versions, scans of the drive were completed quickly (like much under an hour). But I never needed to diagnose it at the time.

P.S. Before someone suggests defrag and garbage clean up, I'm diligent at all that.

bigmrfrank Dec 11th, 2008 01:06 AM

Re: How long does AVG take to scan?
 
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Quote from dtrader98:

Is it just me, or is the scan computer time taking horrifically long on the newest AVG?

I am looking at today's scan; so far 3 hours have lapsed and it is still going. Experienced users: does that seem normal for 2 drives at 80+ something gigs ea?

It seems to me that on the older AVG versions, scans of the drive were completed quickly (like much under an hour). But I never needed to diagnose it at the time.

P.S. Before someone suggests defrag and garbage clean up, I'm diligent at all that.

The new AVG does take much longer and is much more of a resource hog. That said, I still use it due to the fact that in close to 10 years of use nothing has ever gotten past it. It can be sped up in the advanced settings - most notably, check scan infectable files only. Also disable the Link Scan function - it slows the shit out of browsing and causes grief when using google. Note too that if you are using xp SP3 there are at least a bazillion new files to be scanned.

Also delete your temp internet files before a scan.

thedewar Dec 11th, 2008 01:16 AM

Re: How long does AVG take to scan?
 
Quote:

Quote from dtrader98:

Is it just me, or is the scan computer time taking horrifically long on the newest AVG?

I am looking at today's scan; so far 3 hours have lapsed and it is still going. Experienced users: does that seem normal for 2 drives at 80+ something gigs ea?

It seems to me that on the older AVG versions, scans of the drive were completed quickly (like much under an hour). But I never needed to diagnose it at the time.

P.S. Before someone suggests defrag and garbage clean up, I'm diligent at all that.

an eternity sir... an eternity....

it slows EVVVEERRRYYTHING down

i've got one virus ever....

only get your porno from trusted places and you should be fine w/o it

dtrader98 Dec 11th, 2008 02:08 AM

Re: Re: How long does AVG take to scan?
 
Quote:

Quote from bigmrfrank:

The new AVG does take much longer and is much more of a resource hog. That said, I still use it due to the fact that in close to 10 years of use nothing has ever gotten past it. It can be sped up in the advanced settings - most notably, check scan infectable files only. Also disable the Link Scan function - it slows the shit out of browsing and causes grief when using google. Note too that if you are using xp SP3 there are at least a bazillion new files to be scanned.

Also delete your temp internet files before a scan.

Good to see I'm not alone. Got rid of the link scan monstrosity on day 1; that was absolutely unacceptable. I am using SP3, so good observation, and yes, there are tons of files to scan. I'll have to check out that scan for infectable files only part out.
Thanks for the tip. Granted, all warts aside, it's a million times better than norton ever was. Never had any problems outside of the resource drag.

Wittgenstein Dec 11th, 2008 02:32 AM

Thanks for the info. :)

gnome Dec 13th, 2008 08:29 AM

Are you all saying the Link Scanner function slows down your web surfing or virus scanning or both?

I tried disabling my Link Scanner and noticed no change is surfing speed.

And as for the amount of time it takes to do a virus scan, mine's about 20 minutes to scan 7G total occupied space.


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